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Jess X. Snow’s Breathtaking New Mural in Kensington

December 26, 2017

(Photos by Streets Dept Contributor Eric Dale)

A Daughter Migrates Towards the Mother Earth, the title of Jess X. Snow‘s breathtaking new mural at Kensington avenue and D street in Kensington. The mural was completed in October, but I (unfortunately) could never find the time to run over and photograph it. But thanks to these photos from Streets Dept Contributor, Eric Dale, I’m so excited to share with y’all this lovely work!

A part of the We The People series curated by Vandalog‘s RJ Rushmore and commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia, the mural “speaks to the movement of immigration, and the way that it intersects with family experience,” according to the project’s website.

Jess X. Snow, if this is the first you’re hearing of them, is a New York City-based queer asian-canadian artist, filmmaker, poet, and educator. Their work, including their public art and murals, explores survival, memory, joy, and our relationship to the Earth by amplifying the voices of women, queer people of color, and migrants who refuse to be defined by borders and time.

See more from RJ Rushmore’s curated We The People series by artists: Molly CrabappleNTEL and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh!

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